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Kamie Ethridge points to the crowd after the Cougs took down Toledo in the third round of the WBIT, March 29, in Pullman, Wash.

Kamie Ethridge signs contract extension through 2029–30 season

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor April 11, 2024

Weeks after WSU lost its men’s basketball coach and athletic director, the Cougs retained women’s basketball coach Kamie Ethridge. Ethridge signed a one-year contract extension through 2029–30...

Isaiah Watts carefully watches the hands of Oregons ball handler, Jan. 6, in Pullman, Wash.

David Riley’s hiring a full circle moment for one current Coug

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor April 11, 2024

When WSU Athletics announced the hiring of former Eastern Washington University basketball head coach David Riley as the Cougs newest head honcho, it was even more special for one of the current players...

David Riley addresses WSU fans for the first time since his hiring, April 4, in Pullman, Wash.

David Riley opens era with introductory press conference

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor April 11, 2024

The David Riley era at WSU began April 4 with his first press conference in crimson and gray. The 20th WSU men’s basketball head coach was introduced by school president Kirk Schulz and interim athletic...

Jaylen Wells pulls up from several feet behind the three-point line, Jan. 13, in Pullman, Wash.

Jaylen Wells to test NBA draft waters

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor April 4, 2024

After a breakout season in crimson and gray, star forward Jaylen Wells is headed to the transfer portal/NBA draft. Wells transferred to WSU from D-II Sonoma State, where he played two seasons and was...

WSU guards Myles Rice and Isaiah Watts high-five each other after a 3-pointer during an NCAA men’s basketball game against UCLA, March 2, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

The good news: Wells and more to stay on Palouse

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor April 4, 2024

As many Cougs enter the portal, the biggest news might just be no news. Specifically, no news on star forward Jaylen Wells, who has not entered the portal yet. He is the biggest name remaining, and a livestream...

Rueben Chinyelu walking out after being named a starter against USC, Feb. 29, in Pullman, Wash

The bad news: six more Cougs enter portal

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor April 4, 2024

It has been just over a week since Kyle Smith departed and Myles Rice (among others) entered the transfer portal. Since then, seven more Cougs have followed him, including all but two of last season’s...

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HATCH: Men’s Final Four preview

JETT HATCH, Evergreen columnist April 4, 2024

The Final Four consists of two of the best teams all season in college basketball, UConn and Purdue, and two of the hottest teams in the country, Alabama and NC State. UConn and Purdue are head and shoulders...

Charlisse Leger-Walker shows love to the crowd after the team won big, Nov. 29, in Pullman, Wash.

Charlisse Leger-Walker enters transfer portal

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor April 3, 2024

WSU senior guard Charlisse Leger-Walker entered the transfer portal Tuesday after four years at WSU. Leger-Walker leaves WSU as the most decorated student-athlete in program history being third in scoring...

Myles Rice bathed in the light before WSU takes on Cal, Feb. 15, in Pullman, Wash.

Myles Rice named Freshman All-American

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor March 28, 2024

Just five hours after entering the transfer portal, WSU star Myles Rice has been named to the Freshman All-American team. Rice averaged 14.8 points, 3.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game for the Cougs,...

Myles Rice stands on the baseline surveying the court before an inbounds play, Jan. 4, in Pullman, Wash.

Myles Rice, two others headed to transfer portal

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor March 28, 2024

The Cougar men's basketball season ended last week, but the offseason has only just begun. The transfer portal has opened, and WSU players are just starting to enter it. The most notable Coug to depart...

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HATCH: Sweet Sixteen picks

JETT HATCH, Evergreen columnist March 28, 2024

March Madness has not been as mad as it usually is. Adding up all the seeds of the teams that made the Sweet 16 this year is 53, which is the lowest since 2019, which was 49.   With that being said,...

WSU center Bella Murekatete celebrates “tea time” during an NCAA women’s basketball game against Arizona, Jan. 21, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

‘A privilege to be able to watch your team this time of year,’ WSU women host Toledo in WBIT

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor March 27, 2024

It’s late March and the Cougs are still playing basketball. Better yet, Wazzu has one more home game. At 6 p.m. Thursday night, No. 1 seed WSU women’s basketball (20-14) will welcome No. 2 seed...

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